About Elisabeth

As an engaging, passionate, and intelligent up-and-coming soprano, Elisabeth Williams (she/her) works with the goal of creating an immersive experience via performing. Elisabeth has had the privilege of performing on four different continents. She made her international operatic debut as Donna Elvira in the Vocal Academy of Orvieto’s production of Don Giovanni in Bodrum, Turkey in the summer of 2021.

Most recently in 2024, Elisabeth performed the role of Alcina in Alcina  with William Jewell College. In 2023, Elisabeth performed the role of Second Witch in Dido and Aeneas with the Boston Camerata. Elisabeth debuted in Kansas City in an arias concert with the Liberty Symphony Orchestra singing Quando m’en vo. In December 2022, Elisabeth collaborated with the William Jewell College Artist Diploma and Kansas City Chamber Orchestra to sing the track of Helen Mills/Adelaide/Mrs. Thompson in Ricky Ian Gordon’s The House without a Christmas Tree at the Folly Theatre.

MIn the 2021/2022 season, Elisabeth returned to the UNT opera stage for the role of Mařenka in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, a version set in Praha, Texas, sung in English and partially in Czech. The opera toured around Texas as part of the 4th International Festival of Czech Music. In July-August 2022 Elisabeth performed Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte at Opera in the Ozarks.

In 2021 Elisabeth debuted at University of North Texas Opera as Euridice in a pandemic-safe version of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Previous operatic roles include Cinderella (Cendrillon) and Angelina (Trial by Jury) with Illinois Wesleyan University’s Opera Theater. Elisabeth won Illinois Wesleyan’s 2019 Concerto Aria Competition, which was a special opportunity to solo with the Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra and marked the last in-person performance Elisabeth took part in before the pandemic began.

As for her other international experiences, Elisabeth has soloed in Italy, South Africa, Poland, Canada, and Japan. While spending a semester abroad in Milan, Italy, Elisabeth honed Italian language knowledge and perform at Casa di Riposo per Musicisti. Elisabeth also soloed with the Illinois Wesleyan Collegiate choir, including performances at the 2019 Universitas Cantat festival in Poznań, Poland and the 2020 Toyota US Woordfees Festival in South Africa. A favorite memory was singing a solo for the attendees of Shiro Oni’s art festival in 2018. While situated in a remote part of Japan, Elisabeth was able to use music to transcend the language barrier to connect with the local community.

Elisabeth is currently located in Seattle and pursuing performance opportunities there.  Elisabeth graduated in the spring of 2022 from the University of North Texas with a Master of Vocal Performance and a related field of pedagogy, learning under Professor Molly Fillmore and coach Dr. Stephen Dubberly. Elisabeth graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Music from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2020, learning under Dr. William Hudson and coach Eva Ferguson.

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